MofW models (was Re: Accurail MKT 36’ boxcar)


Tim O'Connor
 

Dennis -

Hmm.

There is no MASS market for MofW, especially completely generic MofW. W&R imported a large number
of prototypically accurate MofW cars for the Northern Pacific, and they all sold out. I daresay he probably made
a good deal more money than Accurail did with generic plastic models. :-)

There have been periodic imports of brass Southern Pacific MofW cars - flangers, rotary plows, fire fighting cars.

Kitbashing is called for in most cases for MofW, because that's what the prototype did! :-) The 1950's roster of
SP MofW cars published by the SPH&TS identifies each MofW car by its original class. This is really useful as
so many of the original classes are represented by Westerfield, Sunshine, Owl Mountain, and many others. Lots
of kitbash possibilities!

Tim O'Connor


On 6/8/2022 12:26 PM, Dennis Storzek wrote:
On Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 04:48 PM, Jason P wrote:
Mr Storzek,
With so many of those cars going into MoW use, would Accurail consider some bunk car bodies with windows and end doors to drop over the under frames? We really do not have any camp cars on the market other than the old Walthers/Train Miniatures models.
Jason, I hate to disappoint you, but Ray has the best suggestion. Accurail proved years ago that there is absolutely NO market for MoW cars with series of ill advised MoW pant and lettering offerings on our 40' steel boxcars. As I recall, some of those hung around ten or fifteen YEARS.

Dennis Storzek

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


 

Don’t forget the Pecos River Brass Santa Fe MOW cars; I have these.

 

ATSF

WORK

ICE

ATSF

WORK

TANK

ATSF

WORK

WHEEL

ATSF

WORK

BOX WITHOUT PANELS

ATSF

WORK

BOX WITHOUT PANELS

ATSF

WORK

FOREMAN'S BUNK

ATSF

WORK

BUNK

ATSF

WORK

BUNK

ATSF

WORK

BUNK

ATSF

WORK

TOOL 6 WINDOW

ATSF

WORK

TOOL 6 WINDOW

ATSF

WORK

TOOL 5 WINDOW

ATSF

WORK

TOOL 5 WINDOW

ATSF

WORK

BOX

ATSF

WORK

BOX

ATSF

WHEEL

FLAT

ATSF

WORK

DINER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 1:10 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] MofW models (was Re: Accurail MKT 36’ boxcar)

 

Dennis -

Hmm.

There is no MASS market for MofW, especially completely generic MofW. W&R imported a large number
of prototypically accurate MofW cars for the Northern Pacific, and they all sold out. I daresay he probably made
a good deal more money than Accurail did with generic plastic models. :-)

There have been periodic imports of brass Southern Pacific MofW cars - flangers, rotary plows, fire fighting cars.

Kitbashing is called for in most cases for MofW, because that's what the prototype did! :-) The 1950's roster of
SP MofW cars published by the SPH&TS identifies each MofW car by its original class. This is really useful as
so many of the original classes are represented by Westerfield, Sunshine, Owl Mountain, and many others. Lots
of kitbash possibilities!

Tim O'Connor


On 6/8/2022 12:26 PM, Dennis Storzek wrote:

On Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 04:48 PM, Jason P wrote:

Mr Storzek,

With so many of those cars going into MoW use, would Accurail consider some bunk car bodies with windows and end doors to drop over the under frames? We really do not have any camp cars on the market other than the old Walthers/Train Miniatures models.

Jason, I hate to disappoint you, but Ray has the best suggestion. Accurail proved years ago that there is absolutely NO market for MoW cars with series of ill advised MoW pant and lettering offerings on our 40' steel boxcars. As I recall, some of those hung around ten or fifteen YEARS.

Dennis Storzek


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Jerry Michels
 

I agree Brian,  the Amarillo Railroad Museum bought a slew of these and they are fantastic.  They sure look good on a siding on the layout.  When they are in motion being moved by small steam or a diesel that has been knocked down from mainline freight, they are a show-stopper.

Too bad the market isn't there for a lot of MOW, but they almost have to be brass or resin since they are typically not generic.

Jerry Michels